I. Metshin: “This merry day fills the hearts of believers with hope and love”
The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin congratulated the residents of the city on Orthodox Christmas.
“Dear residents of Kazan!
I sincerely congratulate Orthodox Christians on Christmas!
This festive day fills the hearts of believers with hope and love, turning their thoughts and feelings to high moral ideals and encouraging a careful attention to others. A wonderful tradition of celebrating Christmas with the whole family unites representatives of different generations.
The large Orthodox community of our city makes an invaluable contribution to the prosperity of Kazan and the development of interreligious dialogue, contributing to the consolidation of the glory of the capital of Tatarstan, where representatives of different nationalities and confessions live in peace and harmony.
I wish you good health, happiness and prosperity! Let the cheerful Christmas days be marked by caring about people and good deeds, harmony and peace will reign in every home!” the message says.